condition of spirit possession,
(that is, full or partial takeover of a living human by a
'discarnate' being) has been recognized or at least theorized in
every era and every culture.
In 90% of societies
worldwide there are records of possession-like phenomena (Foulks,
Extensive contemporary clinical evidence suggests that
discarnate beings, the spirits of deceased humans, can influence
living people by forming a physical or mental connection or
attachment, and subsequently imposing detrimental physical
and/or emotional conditions and symptoms.
This condition has
been called the,
the surviving consciousness of deceased humans, are the most
prevalent possessing, obsessing or attaching entities to be
consciousness seems to attach itself and merge fully or
partially with the subconscious mind of a living person,
exerting some degree of influence on thought processes,
emotions, behavior and the physical body.
The entity becomes a
parasite in the mind of the host.
A victim of this
condition can be totally amnesic about episodes of complete
…An attachment can be benevolent in nature, totally self
serving, malevolent in intention, or completely neutral.
Attachment to any person may be completely random, even
It can occur simply
because of physical proximity to the dying person at the time of
the death. In about half the cases encountered in clinical
practice it is a random choice with no prior connection in this
or any other incarnation.
In the remainder some
connection can be found, some unfinished business from this
or another lifetime.
…Any mental or physical symptom or condition, strong emotion,
repressed negative feeling, conscious or unconscious need can
act like a magnet to attract a discarnate entity with the same
or similar emotion, condition, need, or feeling.
Anger and rage, fear
and terror, sadness and grief, guilt, remorse or feelings of the
need for punishment can invite entities with similar feelings.
Severe stress may
cause susceptibility to the influence of an intrusive spirit.
Altering the consciousness with alcohol or drugs. especially the
hallucinogens, loosens one's external ego boundaries and opens
the subconscious mind to infestation by discarnate beings.
The same holds true
for the use of strong analgesics and the anesthetic drugs
necessary in surgery. A codeine tablet taken for the relief of
pain of a dental extraction can sufficiently alter the
consciousness to allow entry to a Spirit.
Physical intrusions such as surgery or blood transfusion can
lead to an entity attachment. In the case of an organ transplant
the Spirit of the organ donor can literally follow the
transplanted organ into the new body.
Physical trauma from
auto collision, accidental falls, beating or any blow to the
head can render a person vulnerable to an intrusive Spirit.
The openness and surrender
during sexual intercourse can
allow the exchange of attached entities between two people.
Sexual abuse such as rape, incest or molestation of any sort
creates a vulnerability to Spirit invasion.
Violence during the
sexual abuse increases the likelihood of intrusion by an
A spirit can be bound
to the earth by the emotions and feelings connected with a
sudden traumatic death. Anger, fear, jealousy, resentment,
guilt, remorse, even strong ties of love can interfere with the
religious beliefs about the
afterlife can prevent a spirit from moving
into the "Light"
because the after death experience does not coincide with false
expectations or preconceived notions of the way it is supposed
Following death by
drug overdose, a newly deceased spirit maintains a strong
appetite for the drug, and this hunger cannot be satisfied in
the non-physical realm.
The being must
experience the drug through the
sensorium of a living
person who uses the substance. This can only be accomplished
through a parasitic attachment to the person.
Many drug users are
controlled by the attached spirit of a deceased drug addict.
Spirit attachment does not require the permission of the host.
This seems to be a "violation"
of free will. It also appears
to refute the popular notion that each person is totally
responsible for creating his or her reality and that there are
The apparent conflict
here stems from the definitions of permission and free will
choice. Ignorance and denial of the possibility of spirit
interference is no defense against spirit attachment.
Belief or lack of
belief regarding the existence of intrusive entities has no
bearing on the reality of these beings and their behavior.
In denial and ignorance, most people do not refuse permission to
these nonphysical intruders. Individual sovereign beings have
the right to deny any violation or intrusion by another being.
With limited, if any,
knowledge and distorted perceptions of the nature of the spirit
world, the nonphysical reality,
many people leave themselves open
and create their own vulnerability as part of creating their own
It is fashionable today among many "new Age" enthusiasts to
attempt to channel some higher power, a spirit teacher
or master who will use the voice mechanism of any willing
person to speak "words of wisdom".
Some use the
terminology "for my highest good" when calling for a spirit to
constitutes permission and welcome for a discarnate spirit. The
identifiers such as "master" and "teacher" and qualifiers such
as "for my highest good" will be claimed by the entities as
personally valid identifications, qualities or attributes…
The host is usually
unaware of the presence of attached spirits.
The thoughts, desires
and behaviors of an attached entity are experienced as the
person's own thoughts, desires and behaviors. The thoughts,
feelings, habits and desires do not seem foreign if they have
been present for a long time, even from childhood.
This is a major
factor in the widespread denial of the concept and lack of
acceptance of the phenomena of discarnate interference and
spirit attachment, obsession or possession.
In most cases, a person can only experience and acknowledge the
reality of the condition after an attached entity has been
released. The realization may come some months after a
releasement session as the person suddenly notices the absence
of a familiar attitude, desire, addiction or behavior.
The symptoms of
spirit attachment can be very subtle. An attached spirit may be
present without producing any noticeable symptoms.
…A living person can have dozens, even hundreds of attached
spirits, as they occupy no physical space. They can attach to
the aura or float within the aura outside the body.
If any part of the
body of the host has a physical weakness the earthbound can
attach to that area because of a corresponding weakness or
injury to the physical body of the spirit prior to death.
A spirit can lodge in
any of the chakras of the host, drawn by the particular energy
of the chakra or by the physical structures of that level of the
…An attached entity can be associated with any emotional track
of a living person such as anger, fear, sadness, or guilt.
The emotional energy
of the entity intensifies the expression of a specific emotion,
often leading to inappropriate overreactions to ordinary life
…The mental, emotional and physical influence of an attached
entity can alter the original path of karmic options and
opportunities of the host. It can disrupt the planned lifeline
by hastening death or prolonging life, thus interfering with any
specific checkout point.
An entity of the
opposite gender can influence the sexual preference and gender
orientation. An attached entity can influence the choice of
marriage partners and the choice of a partner for an
Many areas of a person's life can be influenced by one or more
In short, spirit
attachment can interfere with any aspect of the life of the
…The symptoms of spirit attachment can be very subtle.
An attached spirit
may be present without producing any noticeable symptoms. Yet
attached entities always exert some influence ranging from a
minor energy drain to a major degree of control or interference.
and takeover can result in suppression of the original
personality. The earthbound spirit does not replace the rightful
spirit in the body in such a case, it just usurps control.
earthbound spirit cannot maintain life in a human body after the
original spirit being has separated from the body in the
transition of death.
Dr. William Baldwin